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Congratulations to our members who are celebrating something big!

Desi Kotis
Congratulations and sad farewell to Dr. Desi Kotis, Director of Pharmacy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, who is leaving her position to take a bigger one at the University of California San Francisco Health.  Desi will serve as Chief Pharmacy Officer for the entire UCSF Health system, overseeing hospitals, clinics and outpatient pharmacy services.  In addition, Desi will step down from her appointment to the Board of Pharmacy.  She will maintain a residence in Illinois in addition to one in the Bay area, so don’t be surprised if she pops into an ICHP statewide meeting in the future.  Plus we know we’ll see her at ASHP meetings around the country.  Congratulations Desi, we’ll miss you!

Mary Ann Kliethermes
Dr. Kliethermes has started a new position at ASHP as their Director of Medication Safety and Quality.  We wish you much success in your new position, Mary Ann!

Jason Alegro
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Alegro at the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy (RUCOP)! RUCOP was selected as a site for the Midwest integration of the National HIV Curriculum Project. Dr. Alegro, an Assistant Professor at RUCOP, will lead the incorporation of the project into coursework which will provide students with the most up-to-date HIV/AIDS training. 

Baby Julia
Julia Helvi Hamrén was born 3/3/2020.  She came into the world weighing 6 lbs 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.  She was welcomed by proud parents, Rachael Prusi and Jonas Hamrén.  Welcome Baby Julia!  

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